Airships: A Hindenburg and Zeppelin History Site is honored as Cruising the Past’s Website of the Month.

The Hindenburg at Lakehurst , New Jersey.  Nazi colors – months before its fatal crash.

Airships: A Hindenburg and Zeppelin History Site is honored as Cruising the Past’s Website of the Month. The Hindenburg was the “Titanic” of the sky.

Dan Grossman’s excellent website – – features the best historical look at this fascinating area of transpiration history and the Hindenburg.  There are great photos and terrific images.   Pages and blogs cover marvelous details of the Graf Zeppelin, Hindenburg, U.S. Navy Airships, and other Dirigibles. is filled with information at the technology and science which was expressed by the popular culture of the Machine Age, and which included the wild public enthusiasm for zeppelins in the 1920’s and 1930’s.

Dining room aboard the Hindenburg – courtesy of is an historical site and not commercial.

The site is done as a public service and is probably the best academic reference on the subject available in cyberspace.

It is a tribute to Dan’s passion for the subject.

Hindenburg (flying over New York) – Ship of Dreams by Marii Chernev

The website feature’s the finest and most accurate look at the famous Hindenberg – best known for the 1937 disaster that destroyed the great airship in Lakehurst, New Jersey. The “Titanic” of the sky.

Unlike many websites featuring the Hindenberg, is the most detailed and accurate look at the famous dirigible.

There is a complete history of the ship along with great information on the design, interiors, the disaster, famous passengers and Count Ferdinand on Zeppelin.

Dan will be a guest contributor on curisingthepast in the future with wonderful pieces on this ear of the cruising the past.

We urge you to visit Dan’s excellent website: It is a feast of academic research, wonderful images and a great tribute to the Hindenburg.

Click here to see more about the Hindenburg.

Poster from the Robert Wise 1975 film HINDENBURG.


About Michael L. Grace

MICHAEL L. GRACE is part of the award winning team that created the internationally performed award winning musical SNOOPY, based on PEANUTS by Charles M. Schultz. SNOOPY continues to be one of the most produced shows (amateur & stock) in America/Worldwide and has had long running productions in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and in London's West End. There are over 100 individual productions every year. He has written movies for TV, including the award-winning thriller LADY KILLER, various pilots and developed screenplays for Kevin Costner and John Travolta. Besides co-writing and co-producing SNOOPY, he wrote and produced the one-man play KENNEDY. He produced P.S. YOUR CAT IS DEAD by pulitzer prize winning author James Kirkwood. He wrote the stage thriller FINAL CUT which had productions in the UK, South Africa and Australia. His one-man play, KENNEDY - THE MAN BEHIND THE MYTH, was developed for HBO and has starred Andrew Stevens, Gregory Harrison and Joseph Bottoms. He has recently been involved in European productions with CLT-UFA, Europe's leading commercial television and radio broadcaster. He wrote MOWs THE DOLL COLLECTION, THE BOTTOM LINE and LAST WITNESS for German television. While in college and graduate school he worked as a foreign correspondent for COMBAT, the famous leftwing Paris daily, and as a travel writer. He visited more than 50 countries. He struggled as an actor, then joined the enemy and entered the training program at William Morris. He became a publicist and worked for Colonel Tom Parker, Elvis Presley's manager, at Paramount and MGM. He followed with a brief stint as a story executive, working in the frantic horror genre period of the early 80s and wrote THE UNSEEN. He went onto write for episodic television and develop series pilots. He was a continuing writer on such series such as LOVE BOAT, PAPER DOLLS, and KNOTS LANDING. He developed screenplays for such major award winning directors as Nicolas Meyers, Tony Richardson and J. Lee Thompson. He has written for all the major networks and studios. He has been hired numerous times as a script doctor, doing many uncredited rewrites on TV movies and features. He is currently writing A PERSON OF INTEREST, a thriller novel, and, IT'S THE LOVE BOAT... AND HOW IT CHANGED CRUISING BY SHIP a non-fiction book dealing with how the hit TV series as a major cultural phenomenon and altered the style of cruising by ship. He was raised in Los Angeles. He attended St. Paul's, USC and the Pasadena Playhouse. He received a B.A from San Francisco State University where he majored in theatre arts and minored in creative writing. He is listed as a SFSU leading alumni. He also apprenticed at ACT - The American Conservatory Theatre. For a brief period he had intentions of becoming an Episcopal(Anglican) priest and attended seminary at Kelham Theological College in the UK. When "the calling" wasn't there, he left seminary and did graduate work at the American University of Beirut. He has guest lectured at USC, UC San Diego, McGill, Univ. of London and the Univ. of Texas on the business aspects of making a living and surviving as a writer, focusing on development hell, in the Hollywood entertainment industry. Grace is a lifetime member of the Writers Guild of America, the Dramatist Guild and former regional chairman of the Steamship Historical Society of America. He resides in Palm Springs.

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